In this discussion between legendary former New York District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau and New York Times immigration beat reporter Kirk Semple, Morgenthau makes an argument for sensible reforms in immigration laws and the establishment of just enforcement policies.



Robert M. Morgenthau  

Robert Morgenthau served as New York District Attorney from 1975 to 2009 and is now of counsel to the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. An outspoken advocate for immigrants and immigration reform, he has described the way the immigrants are treated in the United States as “a national disgrace.” Morgenthau has called for changes in the immigration laws themselves, and in the way those laws are applied.

Kirk Semple  

Kirk Semple covers immigration for The New York Times. He has worked for the Times since 2003, holding reporting positions on the Metro, National and Foreign staffs, including serving as a foreign correspondent in Iraq, Afghanistan and Haiti.

Introductory Remarks by Judge Robert A. Katzmann  

Robert A. Katzmann was appointed to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 1999. He launched the Study Group on Immigrant Representation to examine the critical lack of adequate representation for immigrants facing deportation.


Justice for Immigrants: a Discussion with Robert Morgenthau and Kirk Semple | Posted on December 13th, 2012 | Public Programs